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Posted on January 24, 2018 - 2:34pm, by abrown

by: Priscilla Rivas

“Have you seen what’s happening in the news?” is a question that seems to cause a lot of stress for environmentalists lately. From taking the phrase “climate change” out of the National Security Strategy, to drastically shrinking national monuments, the Trump Administration has stirred a lot of controversy around environmental issues. Such moves are commonly opposed by Democrats, and supported by Republicans. Trump’s latest plan for offshore drilling, however, is facing opposition from both sides of the aisle. In such divisive times, it is notable that an environmental regulation may be the one to bring Republicans and Democrats together.

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Posted on January 8, 2018 - 12:48pm, by abrown

By Kelly Martin

Whether you were ready for it or not, another year has come and gone. With the start of 2018, a few things are inevitable: you keep writing the date with “17” at the end, the post-holidays blues set in as you go back to work or school, and you struggle to stick to your list of New Year’s resolutions. While we can’t help you write the date correctly or ease the transition from the holidays back to the real world, we here at Currents have got you covered with a list of New Year’s resolutions that are easier to keep than waking up at the crack of dawn every morning to go to the gym. Below you’ll find a list of 5 New Year’s resolutions that will help save the oceans and only require small changes in your daily routine! Pick just one or take on all five – any changes are a great start.

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Posted on January 4, 2018 - 1:42pm, by abrown

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has direct ties to human traffickingdrug smuggling, slavery, and even gang activity. Oh, and of course it directly affects the economic and food security of billions.For example, West Africa, a region where more than 50% get the majority of their protein intake from fisheries and over 3 million are directly employed in the industry, loses 2.3 billion dollars annually to illegal fishing. Foreign IUU fishing is even an issue in the Pacific Northwest. In 2013, it was estimated that Alaskan crabbers lost over 560  million to IUU fishing to Russia.

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